Spurs legend appears to donate to help save Wigan Athletic

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According to The Daily Star, Spurs legend Jermain Defoe may have been behind an anonymous £5,000 donation made to a crowdfunding campaign to save Wigan Athletic.

The Latics entered administration back in June (BBC) and have since been forced to cash-in on some of their talented players including Alfie Devine, who arrived at Spurs last month.

Due to the difficulty the club is experiencing, Wigan fans have set up a ‘Save our Club’ crowdfunding campaign with an aim to raise at least £500,000.

Over £325,000 has been raised so far as a result of numerous generous donations from across the footballing world.

One Wigan fan wrote to Defoe on social media asking if the striker could donate £5000 to the campaign for the five goals that he scored against them in Tottenham’s 9-1 win over the Latics at White Hart Lane in 2009.

Just a few hours after the fan sent the tweet, he shared a screenshot showing a donation for that amount from a donor who wished to remain anonymous.

While the identity of the donor has not been confirmed, it is assumed to be from Defoe.

Spurs Web Opinion

If the donation is from Defoe, then it is certainly a great gesture from the Spurs legend. The footballing community has a duty to protect vulnerable clubs like Wigan, who have been victims of mismanagement and bad decisions from the ownership. Hopefully, it is not too long before the Latics bounce back.

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